Ethiopian Airlines Opens ICT Training Center for Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Airlines has opened information communication technology (ICT) training center aimed at modernizing the aviation industry.

The training center opened in collaboration with Microsoft 4Afrika will provide training for aviation professionals in information technology.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam said at the opening ceremony the agreement between the two companies will help strengthen university-industry connection.

According to the CEO, the agreement will also have a significant role in developing the skill of aviation professionals and creating better job opportunities in the sector.

Tewolde stated that every industry in Africa is changing through technology and becoming equally vulnerable to risk, adding that the aviation industry is also passing through this trend.

He explained that there is no better way than using technologies to understand and provide better service for customers.

The CEO further stressed the need for producing skilled youths that are highly qualified in technology.

Microsoft 4Afrika Ethiopia Director, Amrot Abdella said the agreement will help to produce highly skilled professionals in digital and modern technology that will help increase the company's competition by strengthening the youth's capacity in digital transformation.

Addis Ababa March 01/2018/ENA